Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton is calling out some people with political interests who are questioning county-funded programs that use former criminals to help prevent future crimes.
One group in particular called “Supreme Felons” was targeted by some for having a registered child sex offender in the group, even though records show that individual was eliminated from the program before the partnership with the county began.
In a recorded video, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton questioned these individuals’ commitment to restorative justice and to proven crime intervention techniques.
So close yet so far. As much as I appreciate the Sheriff sticking up for former felons and rehabilitation programs for optimal reintegration back into society – it’s a kick in the gut when they still exclude Registrants – thereby perpetuating the false narrative and misinformation which has poisoned the minds of many for so many decades.
“One group in particular called “Supreme Felons” was targeted by some for having a registered child sex offender in the group, even though records show that individual was eliminated from the program before the partnership with the county began”
So it’s okay to have felons in your group, but not particular kinds felons.
I have quietly confronted a man who was up to no good at a local youth baseball park. I had to pee and went into the park’s facility and did my thing and the guy was kinda hanging around. My tin foil hat started up, I’m mean I got a feeling in my gut. I approached the man and asked him “what’s up?” and he mumbled back something I couldn’t make out and he wouldn’t make eye contact. I knew at that point and said ” I know what you’re doing in here man.” And this frightened him and he moved swiftly out toward the parking lot. He didn’t run, but he was in a hurry. I didn’t call the cops or even mention it to others, because it could’ve came back at me. I’ve often thought a reformed offender can be the best watch dog.
What constitutes a so-called “regular” felon?
A “good” person that just “made a mistake” in a moment of weakness?
Oh, but a RSO is a terminally “bad” person that’s broken with no spare parts to fix, right?
That’s why I keep hammering the fact that America has a selective empathy problem.
Politicians only PRETEND to care about things that are politically SAFE.
Several years ago I was asked by the Chief of Police of a village I was living in if I would be interested in speaking to troubled teens attending the local high school. I told him I would be more than happy to help him out, but back then there was the 1000 foot limit of being near a school. I told him that even with his written permission, I just wouldn’t feel comfortable being in a school.
Our last DOES case abolished the 1000 foot restriction for those convicted prior to 2011, but I have since moved
The fact that a group was called “Supreme Felons” should clue us in to the us/them mentality at work here. Society will never want to see us on par with them. We can remove the labels publicly in some cases, but perhaps never in their minds. Until they see that their depravity is just as bad (or worse) there’s no hope for them.
“All Men are created Equal” except sex offenders. Gov. Whitmer going around on her election ads, states “protecting the rights of ALL Michiganders”.. except sex offenders. She reduces probation terms here from 5 years to 3 years, except for sex offenders. Enough is enough. And if Tudor Dixon gets in as governor, we are screwed even more. We are all taxpayers and Citizens of this state and of the US… All the politicians and leaders took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, not just the parts they like. We need a leader like Dr. King during the Civil rights movement, and organize us and demand our rights. It’s time to March because these lawsuits, ACLU, judges, aren’t doing nothing with these politicians or government. We are Humans just like everyone else, and we have rights too, to be treated as equals like the Constitution and the Declaration stated. Tired of being treated like a 4th class citizen and worse the slaves
This is the same type of stuff I’d experienced in prison. You have some bogus “hierarchy” where a bunch of felons believe they reign “supreme” above “sex offenders.” A label given by the state. These other felons think their crimes are cute—like drug dealing, thieving and robbing. Let me tell you something. Those types of crimes will get you the executioners chair in some of these other countries. They’re less worried about a grown man hooking up with a teenager, than someone bringing drugs into their country. And as far as these thieves? There’s nothing worst than a thief. I’d trust a “sex offender” in prison any day over a felon put their for thieving. So these “supreme felons” should get their act together and let all felons into there program
only criminal LE would think other criminals like themselves would be great for the rat program , I hope PFR’s never back the blue , because they never back PFRs , sorry but fact is that they are all criminals by backing the registry ! among all the other unconstitutional laws they enforce
One group in particular called “Supreme Felons” was targeted by some for having a registered child sex offender in the group. so! we have them in congress no one is complaining about that! This is like the fairy tale the emperors new cloths the king is naked but if you point that out you you will get you head cut off! Sooner or later someone will have to point this out to the public!
What a great video,i am surprised he still has a job,but as i said its about a system of revenge and not justice!